NAIROBI, Kenya, 22 April – Former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, outgoing Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai and State House MC Big Ted, real name Tomas Kwaka Omolo, are among the 24 new envoys appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Waweru will serve as Consul General in the Democratic Republic of Congo while Sialai will serve as Kenya’s High Commissioner to Namibia.
Also landed a diplomatic post are lawyer Paul Ndung’u who is going to Mozambique and former principal secretary Dr Bitange Ndemo who is going to Belgium.
Big Ted was deployed to Los Angeles in the United States as Consul General of Kenya.
The appointments are contained in a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Others include Dr Caroline Karugu (Denmark), Amina Abdalla (Sultanate of Oman), Diana Kiambuthi (Rwanda), Major General Andrew Ikenye (Nigeria), Michael Oyugi (Spain), Margaret Shava (Netherlands) and Boniface Mwilu (Qatar).
The others are Nyambura Kamau (Pakistan), Major General Thomas Chepkuto (Somalia), Isaac Njenga (Tanzania), Leornard Boiyo (Turkey), Major General George Owinow (Uganda).
President Kenyatta also appointed an Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Maritime and Blue Economy and promoted 6 senior foreign service officers to the rank of Ambassador.